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New School Challenges from ESA

12 Oct 2018, 04:59 UTC
New School Challenges from ESA
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Bravo ESA, makes me wish I were a kid again!

ESA: In the beginning of the World Space Week, ESA is proud to present two new school challenges: Climate Detectives and Moon Camp.
Meant for teams of school students guided by a teacher or educator, Moon Camp and Climate Detectives give young people the chance to run interdisciplinary projects and develop new skills, ranging from science and technology to teamwork and communication, like real space experts would do.
Moon Camp
With Moon Camp, ESA and Airbus Foundation, in partnership with Autodesk, challenge students to take part in the future exploration of space by designing a human shelter on the Moon! The students will have to design a 3D Moon Camp able to sustain the lives of at least two astronauts, taking into account:

the use of local resources, such as lunar soil and ice
technological solutions, such as power sources, a recycling system, a food growth chamber
protection from meteorites and radiation

The Moon Camp challenge presents two separate categories featuring different levels of complexity:

Category 1, for students up to 12 years old, using the 3D design tool Tinkercad® (free online tool) and
Category 2, for students between 13 ...

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